How the rollout of South Africa’s renewable energy plan is failing communities

Posted in: i-Blog on July 23, 2021


Is investment in renewables spurring change for ordinary people in the often-impoverished communities around the new facilities? Intellidex’s Dr Zoheb Khan addressed this in his article on The Conversation. He highlights that the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme has, by some measures, been remarkably successful. It has attracted over R200bn of private capital to the construction and operation of 77 solar and wind facilities. It also added roughly 5,000 megawatts of generation capacity to the country’s strained national grid.

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